Photo: Brad Mills
Classy. The Washington Nationals are not as near and dear to my heart as the Baltimore Orioles, but they did something super awesome on Thursday, when they had Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward throw out the first pitch before their game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ward getting the opportunity to throw out the first pitch after a career year is cool enough on its own, but doubly so because it came on Jackie Robinson Day at Nats Park. Ward wears #42 in honor of the Dodger legend.
After getting some advice from Nats pitcher Ross Detwiler, Ward stepped to the mound confidently and delivered a perfect strike. Though the heave was a bit of a moonshot.
Fellow Capitals Troy Brouwer, Tom Wilson, and Connor Carrick also came out to support The Big Cheese and take in a ballgame before leaving town for the summer.
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) April 18, 2014
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— HoldenKushner (@Holdenradio) April 17, 2014
— Casey Calvert (@Casey_G_Calvert) April 17, 2014